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Weekly coronavirus deaths rise amid Christmas registration delays – ONS

Weekly coronavirus deaths rise amid Christmas registration delays – ONS

Weekly coronavirus deaths rise amid Christmas registration delays – ONS

19 January 2021

More than 6,000 deaths in the week ending January 8 involved Covid-19.


Many hospitals and ICUs already overwhelmed – medic

Many hospitals and ICUs already overwhelmed – medic

Many hospitals and ICUs already overwhelmed – medic

19 January 2021

‘Staff are almost on their knees’, Dr Alison Pittard said.


Superdry sounds going concern warning as lockdowns hit sales

Superdry sounds going concern warning as lockdowns hit sales

Superdry sounds going concern warning as lockdowns hit sales

19 January 2021

Shares in the brand slid on Tuesday morning after it also posted significantly wider losses.


Welsh health minister denies vaccines being held back

Welsh health minister denies vaccines being held back

Welsh health minister denies vaccines being held back

19 January 2021

Wales has faced criticism in the past week for vaccinating fewer people in proportion to its population than the other home nations.


Hotel Chocolat boss calls on landlords to change ‘adversarial’ rents system

Hotel Chocolat boss calls on landlords to change ‘adversarial’ rents system

Hotel Chocolat boss calls on landlords to change ‘adversarial’ rents system

19 January 2021

Angus Thirlwell says the fixed rent system is ‘feudal’ and needs to adapt to rents based on a proportion of sales instead.


BT removes mobile data charges for Oak National Academy

BT removes mobile data charges for Oak National Academy

BT removes mobile data charges for Oak National Academy

19 January 2021

The internet provider said it would zero-rate access to the online learning hub by the end of the month.


Matt Hancock self-isolating after coronavirus contact

Matt Hancock self-isolating after coronavirus contact

Matt Hancock self-isolating after coronavirus contact

19 January 2021

The Health Secretary said he was alerted by the NHS app on Monday evening, having led a Downing Street press conference.


Zookeepers take stock amid challenges of Covid-19 lockdown

Zookeepers take stock amid challenges of Covid-19 lockdown

Zookeepers take stock amid challenges of Covid-19 lockdown

19 January 2021

Every animal at Marwell Zoo, Hampshire, is being counted as part of licence requirements.


Call police on persistent Covid rule-breakers, says Met Commissioner

Call police on persistent Covid rule-breakers, says Met Commissioner

Call police on persistent Covid rule-breakers, says Met Commissioner

19 January 2021

Dame Cressida Dick said a ‘small minority’ of people are still failing to follow the regulations.


Brandon Lewis – NI empty shelves ‘nothing to do with Brexit’

Brandon Lewis – NI empty shelves ‘nothing to do with Brexit’

Brandon Lewis – NI empty shelves ‘nothing to do with Brexit’

19 January 2021

He blamed the pre-Christmas shutdown at Dover over the highly infectious strain of Covid-19 discovered in Kent and London for interrupted supplies.


One in eight people in England has had Covid-19, new figures suggest

One in eight people in England has had Covid-19, new figures suggest

One in eight people in England has had Covid-19, new figures suggest

19 January 2021

The figure is one in 10 in Wales, one in 13 in Northern Ireland and one in 11 in Scotland, according to the ONS’s Covid-19 Infection Survey.


Moonpig confirms stock market flotation

Moonpig confirms stock market flotation

Moonpig confirms stock market flotation

19 January 2021

The initial public offering in February will value the online greetings card firm at up to £1.2bn.


Million drivers took speed awareness course in 2020 despite fall in car use

Million drivers took speed awareness course in 2020 despite fall in car use

Million drivers took speed awareness course in 2020 despite fall in car use

19 January 2021

Car traffic was at least 50% below normal levels from late March until mid May due to the first Covid-19 lockdown.


People ‘mistaken’ to think Johnson wanted second Trump term – Lord Sedwill

People ‘mistaken’ to think Johnson wanted second Trump term – Lord Sedwill

People ‘mistaken’ to think Johnson wanted second Trump term – Lord Sedwill

19 January 2021

Lord Sedwill said Joe Biden’s election win brought “relief” to Western leaders that “normal diplomatic relationships will be restored”.


Eye tests predict Parkinson’s-linked cognitive decline 18 months ahead – study

Eye tests predict Parkinson’s-linked cognitive decline 18 months ahead – study

Eye tests predict Parkinson’s-linked cognitive decline 18 months ahead – study

19 January 2021

Two studies indicate how losses and changes to the brain’s wiring underlie the cognitive impairment experienced by many people with the condition.


Meghan’s bid to throw out Mail’s defence to privacy claim begins at High Court

Meghan’s bid to throw out Mail’s defence to privacy claim begins at High Court

Meghan’s bid to throw out Mail’s defence to privacy claim begins at High Court

19 January 2021

The Duchess of Sussex is suing Associated Newspapers Limited.


Study to investigate views on returning lynx to Scotland

Study to investigate views on returning lynx to Scotland

Study to investigate views on returning lynx to Scotland

19 January 2021

The Eurasian lynx is native to the UK but was driven to extinction some 500 to 1,000 years ago through hunting and habitat loss.


Falling audience share poses risk to BBC’s licence fee income – report

Falling audience share poses risk to BBC’s licence fee income – report

Falling audience share poses risk to BBC’s licence fee income – report

19 January 2021

The report said there is ‘some uncertainty over the BBC’s financial future’.


What the papers say – January 19

What the papers say – January 19

What the papers say – January 19

19 January 2021

Tuesday’s front pages feature a range of stories on the coronavirus and beyond.


NHS warns social distancing remains ‘critical’ as vaccine is rolled out

NHS warns social distancing remains ‘critical’ as vaccine is rolled out

NHS warns social distancing remains ‘critical’ as vaccine is rolled out

19 January 2021

Scientists fear the public could drop their guard as the coronavirus jab is delivered across the country.


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